Kanye West Joins Chicago March In Protest Of George Floyd Killing

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Rapper Kanye West has been fairly quiet since the killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd sparked protests across the country -- but after donation $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor -- he headed to the streets of Chicago to join the protests.

According to ABC 5, West joined the march organized by Chicago Public Schools students and activist Ja'Mal Green. The march began at the CPS office in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood north to Chicago Police Department headquarters on Michigan Avenue in Bronzeville.

The march was to protest the CPS' contract with CPD.

"We're doing this because we need the CPD out of our schools," organizer Jalen Jobayashi said. "We live in an over-militarized, over-surveillance state. We are living in a state where police are out here killing out kids on their way to and from school."

He has not publicly issued a statement about the killing.